Thursday, 17 April 2014

Wild Ride

What a wild ride FINAL STRAW has been. It’s actually two books in one. Thought I was done and dusted months ago when inspiration struck- combine the two. Glad I did. It’s come up great and Amber’s story is so much more powerful now.

I’ve been building up to Amber’s Story ever since Billy met her that fateful night in the rat-infested alley. Been hinting about her past the whole time with snippets here and hints there.

It’s different to how I was originally going to write her story. Originally I was going to give you a few of Billy’s chapters and a few of Amber’s, building up to when they met in the alley. But I realised how much more powerful Amber’s story would be if I built up to it gradually, building intrigue over several books. Five, as it turned out.

My wife, Karin, was so taken with the story that it had her in tears. That was no mean feat I can tell you now. We’ve been together for over 25 years and I’ve only ever seen her tear-up over a TV show a couple of times. Needless to say, it got the stamp of approval from her. Here she is in happier times:

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Friday, 11 April 2014

New Release Discounts

To celebrate the release of FINAL STRAW, book 8 in the Urban Hunters series, books 1-7 are just $0.99 each for this week only. Start here.

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Wednesday, 9 April 2014


Book 8 in the Urban Hunters series.

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It was all so perfect, until the dark side of life paid Amber a visit. Now all she’s got is a bloodied pair of pink pyjamas and a cardboard box down a rat–infested alley.

Amber comes face to face with a cruel murderer in the bush. She must decide — kill him now or later?

And remain a victim at the hands of her mother, or fight for a life of her own?

“I would read ANYTHING this man wrote.”

“Masterpiece. A must read.” Anne Cook
, UK

“Real and frightening. Great build–up!” Marie, UK

Ethan, USA

“Surprising climax. Great ending!”
Anne, Australia

URBAN HUNTERS is storytelling at its best. Unlike anything you’ve ever read, in typical Taaffe fashion. Always surprising. Wonderful!
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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

FINAL STRAW Pre-release Review- "Masterpiece"

5 Star Amazon Book Review by Ann Cook, UK

Masterpiece Gaz. The story of Amber so different to Billy's story and I have waited a long time for this edition to be published.

This is about Amber and how she came to end up in the cardboard box. Then Billy finds her and it is the start of a wonderful friendship and the escapades they get up to,life in Australia and the exciting things that can happen

It is a story of a little girls happiness turning to sadness then turning back to happiness then sadness again?

It is about the exciting life Amber leads up to her being twleve and the fate that life leaves her with. She is an exceptional character and I have loved reading about her and her father as she is her fathers daughter. It is about the things she is taught in life of how to survive in a way like Billy's family taught him.

I can't say too much as it would give the story away but it is a must read and worth every penny. Gaz has put a lot of time and effort into this book with research and maybe part of his life. I would also like to make a comment on the front cover which I love and think is the best yet.


Thank you so much for your kind words, Ann. I can't tell you how happy I am that you liked Amber's story. And I love the fact that you got that two kids from completely different worlds can experience the same things. Like Aboriginal Billy living as Aborigines have for many tens of thousands of years in the bush and Amber, a blue eyed blonde city girl. This is what this series is all about- we are all the same, we are all trying to make our way, and we all have to find a way to do it together. Best Blogger Tips